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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Margaret R Hurst, BSN (University of New Mexico Hospital)
Description: This study guide for the oncology nursing certification exam claims to follow the test blueprint and references a textbook for those who want to read more about a particular subject. It is comprehensive and covers all aspects of oncology nursing, using a question-and-answer format with rationales for the correct answers. It also includes access to a website with additional practice tests.
Purpose: National certification is a hallmark of nursing excellence in a field, and this review aims to help those studying to take the oncology nursing certification exam.
Audience: It is intended for oncology nurses preparing to take the oncology nursing certification exam. The authors are all advanced practitioners in oncology nursing as well as authors of various publications in this field.
Features: The question-and-answer format allows readers to review their knowledge level. The addition of an online site with further practice tests is a nice feature for anyone who wants to simulate the real testing environment more closely.
Assessment: This review is a nice adjunct to the study guide that is published through the Oncology Nursing Society for test preparation, offering potential test takers additional questions and answers to help build their confidence. This fifth edition is mandatory as the field of oncology sees constant growth and change.